Articles from the May 31, 2018 edition

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 By Rick Nelson    News    May 31, 2018

Island bridge work moves to sand blasting stage

With much of the initial preparations out of the way, painting should start this week on the Puget Island bridge. The Royal Bridge, Inc., crew has been stringing cables and attaching curtains and chai...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 31, 2018

Student art exhibit focuses on county history

Wahkiakum students have been working on an exciting new exhibit entitled “Welcome Home: A Sunnier Historical Perspective of Wahkiakum County!” set to open at the River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall in Skamokawa this weekend. Wahkiakum H...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    News    May 31, 2018

Community comes together to observe Memorial Day

Last Thursday morning, John C. Thomas Middle School teacher Eric Hansen made his 10th annual trip with a class of eighth graders to Greenwood Cemetery, where they would be met by several members of...

 

Thoughts from veterans on Memorial Day

[Editor's note: VFW Post Commander Bill Tawater read the following remarks from post member Bob Roche on Monday as veterans and their supporters gathered at Greenwood Cemetery.] As we observe Memorial Day, we do more than just carry on a tradition...

 

Tend to your own knitting good advice

To The Eagle: After attending the candidates forum last week, I came away with the lingering questions I always have after someone claims to be a conservative. What is conservative about being concerned about some woman making the wrenching personal...

 

Veteran is running for office of auditor

To The Eagle: My Name is Matt Kuhl and I am running for Wahkiakum County Auditor. To your readers, I would like to share a bit about myself. Growing up in Cathlamet, I developed personal qualities only a small town can teach: selflessness, hard...

 

Pro bull riding coming soon

To The Eagle: The Wahkiakum Fair Foundation is working hard to bring the Challenge of Champions Pro Bull Riding exhibition to Wahkiakum County on July 20; the Friday of Bald Eagle Weekend. We would like to thank everyone who has attended our dinners...

 

Use pepper spray with care

To The Eagle: I have a message for the person who pepper sprayed my dog on East Sunny Sands Road last week: I just want you to know that not only did you traumatize my 13 pound, 12 inch tall dog, but you also traumatized my 5-year-old great...

 

Correction

Wahkiakum Mule athlete Mckensi Fluckiger was incorrectly identified in a photo in last week's edition of Mule athletes heading to the state track and field meet. Also, in our Focus on Wahkiakum magazine, we incorrectly stated that Elmer Danielsen...

 

KLOG morning show host to retire

John Mitchell, who has been with KLOG since 1978 will retire from The KLOG Morning Show on Friday, June 1, a position he has held with co-host Kirc Roland and producer Ray Byers for over 25 years. “Having a 40-year career in radio is a feat in...

 

Final car show will be Saturday at fairgrounds

WEEKEND WAS NICE--The traffic was a bit heavy on Friday, but it sure was a nice day to start out this past Memorial Day weekend. Saturday saw some more clouds move in, but no rain, so it was perfect for doing some yard work, and Sunday was gorgeous....

 

The Eagle Calendar

THURSDAY Community Center, Cathlamet, 9 a.m.-Noon. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Community Center, Cathlamet, 6-9 p.m. Girl Scouts, Community Center, Cathlamet, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Senior Citizen Luncheon, The Hope Center, 3rd & Maple, Cathlamet, Noon....

 

Summer programs start for Timberland Library

Another really busy week. Last Friday we celebrated my oldest son’s 50th birthday with lots of surprises for him. His two younger brothers met him on the golf course and he was totally dumbfounded. They hadn’t been together in two years. Another...

 

What's happening at the Fair?

Wow, it’s almost June! That means the fair is right around the corner. Hope everyone has made plans to come out to the fair. Also you should be getting your entries ready for the fair. It will be here before we know it. We have a busy month at the...

 

Legionnaires gather for annual breakfast at Rosburg Hall

Saturday was a great way to enjoy a delicious breakfast and support the military men and women who protect our freedoms. For over 20 years, folks bring their family and friends to the annual American...

 

Free presentation by Community Home Health & Hospice offered

The public is invited to attend a free presentation by Julie Sheldon, BSN, RN, CHPN, on Thursday, June 14, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., at the James Avery Center for Grief Support located at 1000 – 12th Avenue in Longview. Snacks and beverages will be...

 

Local veteran buried in Arlington Cemetery

On May 8, 2018, two years after he died, Wahkiakum County resident John Didricksen was buried at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. It was a final dream, fulfilled posthumously by friends and family. Didricksen graduated from Wahkiakum High...

 

John A. Didricksen

John Anthony Didricksen was interred in a military service at Arlington National Cemetery on May 8, 2018. It was John's long-standing desire to be laid to rest at Arlington. The service was attended b...

 

Mary Ann Brusco Mabey

Mary Ann Brusco Mabey died peacefully at home on May 27, 2018 after a long and valiant struggle with cancer. She was born September 16, 1946 in Longview, Washington to Roland Eugene Brusco and Cleo...

 

WHS student of the month

The Wahkiakum Lions Club has announced that Terris Record is the February Student of The Month. Terris is a dedicated student which makes it hard to catch up with a busy, active senior. I'm sure you...

 

LCC commencement is June 15

Lower Columbia College’s 82nd annual Commencement will take place on Friday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m., at Kelso High School’s Schroeder Field. They are expecting approximately 375 graduates and 2,000 guests. A reception sponsored by the LCC...

 

Free bereavement support groups offered

Community Home Health & Hospice is offering on-going grief support groups for all ages throughout Cowlitz County. Join friendly, caring people who support each other through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Support groups are free of...

 

WDFW invites public comments on conservation of river and stream banks

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comment on its recommendations for the management of "riparian ecosystems" along the banks of rivers and streams throughout the state. Terra Rentz, the department's ecosystem...

 

St. Onge places 10th at state golf tourney

Wahkiakum Mule golfer Tyler St. Onge tied for 10th in the Class 1/2B tournament last week at Hangman Valley Golf Course in Spokane. St. Onge shot 80 on May 22 to make the cut for the second day, when he shot 82 to finish with a total of 162. Three...

 
 By Diana Zimmerman    Sports    May 31, 2018

State track: Comets earn medals

Last week, Wahkiakum and Naselle athletes traveled to Cheney, Washington to compete in the 2B and 1B State Track and Field competition. Twelve of the 22 Comets who qualified for state placed in the top eight in several events. Lillian Zimmerman...

 

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